There are many resources for gaining mediation expertise.  Here are selected links to important ADR websites for Tennessee attorneys, arbitrators and mediators.

Tennessee ADR Commission


ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
  • Model Standards|Publications|Conferences. The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution home web page include a link to the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators and provides information about publications and upcoming conferences of interest to dispute resolution professionals.  
  • ABA/College of Commercial Arbitrators Annotations to the Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes Judicial decisions and other published writings from 1981 through 2011 are cited, as annotations to the 1977 and 2004 Codes.  Note, however, that numerous court cases and other writings that consider issues encompassed by, but not citing, the Codes are not included in the annotations.

ABA Ethics 20/20 Commission. The Commission performed thorough review of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the U.S. system of lawyer regulation in the context of advances in technology and global legal practice developments.  It submitted reports at the 2012-13 meetings of the ABA House of Delegates which approved a number of proposals.

ABA Section of Litigation ADR Committee has online News & Developments.

Association for Conflict Resolution.  The ACR supports Conflict Resolution Day, an international celebration held annually on the third Thursday in October. Activities supported by the Coalition for Mediation Awareness in Tennessee (CMAT) are posted on the ACR web site.

Better Business Bureau of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.  The BBB has a roster of neutral arbitrators available to conduct hearings on certain consumer-to-business and business-to-business disputes.

CPR-Georgetown Commission on Ethics and Standards of Practice

Creighton University's Werner Institute has interesting short videos.

Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management (ICM).  The ICM web site provides information on graduate school courses on dispute resolution at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.  

Tennessee Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section.  The TBA web site includes information on attorney education and bar association sections, including the TBA Dispute Resolution Section. 

Tennessee Association for Professional Mediators (TAPM).  TAPM provides educational programs and peer group meetings for its members.

Tennessee ADR Commission provides mediation ethical guidance opinions and summaries of  grievance decisions.

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